False Dragonhead BAR4 $65
Each print measures approximately 11
inches by 14 inches.
We are lovers of all that is old and beautiful, and
though eclectic in our tastes, it is rare that we stray
from our chosen path of antique print dealers.
However, we recently came across a work that is so
breathtakingly beautiful and evocative of many of the
great botanical illustrators and photographers, that we
felt compelled to share it with fellow collectors. In
these stunning photographic prints, we can see all the way
back to the simple beauty of the Echinacea daisy that
Curtis captured so hauntingly in his Rudbeckia plate #2
dated 1789, to the superb botanical photogravures of
Karl Blossfeldt in 1928. Baril acknowledges this
heritage, when he says "I borrow from the past to create
something which is both faithful to the tradition and
something that is uniquely mine."
Therefore, it is with some astonishment that we
present these photographic prints from the year 2000. It was
no ordinary artist who created these masterpieces.
Trained in print making at the School of Visual Arts in
New York, Tom Baril started his career as print maker
for the artist Robert Maplethorpe. During his 15 years
tenure with this renowned artist, he honed his skills
and developed the unique combination of techniques,
vision and artistry which gives us these superb
botanical studies, completed in 2000.
He uses photography techniques which include the
pinhole camera and says “I strive to achieve the depth
and luster of a fine vintage print”. Indeed, the photographic prints are in perfect harmony with others in our
collection & we are proud to offer them alongside prints
that are much older as the continuation of a very long
tradition of superb botanical art.
The prints are part of an edition limited to 100
copies. This is a signed copy #85 which will be
reflected in the title page facsimile you receive with each photographic print. Tom Baril’s work is now represented
in many museums world wide. He is the true heir of the
great artists before him, and his vision of the
botanical world combined with superb technical skills is
so powerful and vibrant that it fuses past and present
in a way that is uniquely his.
These are tritone photographic prints. Tritone
printing is a photomechanical printing process using
three inks to increase tonal range. This process is
utilized in high-quality print reproduction of
photographic books, posters etc. often with the third
color being metallic ink.
Each photographic print measures approximately 11 inches by
14 inches, and is in excellent condition, on thick, high
quality paper. A copy of the title page & relevant short
description will be included with each print. These photographic prints are superbly decorative & hauntingly
beautiful, with a vision that is both fresh & exciting
and centuries old.
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and fees. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.